Gardaí  inspect the scene of the fatal shooting of Eamon Dunne in the Fassaugh House  in Cabra, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Gang leader Eamon Dunne saw a gunman coming to shoot him in a Dublin pub and grabbed a lounge boy in an effort to shield himself from a volley of 12 s(...)

A Garda College graduation ceremony. The first class of Garda recruits for five years entered  the college at Templemore, Co Tipperary, just last month.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The most eye-catching item in the justice allocation for next year is the speed at which Garda recruitment is to unfold.The first class of Garda recru(...)

As well as additional funding for the Garda, the oversight bodies that police and advise the force will also see their budgets increase.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Government is to recruit 200 extra gardaí by the end of January and some €10 million has been made available for Garda vehicles in a two-pronged b(...)

Fiona Pender: last seen at Church Street, Tullamore, Co Offaly, on August 23rd, 1996

Gardaí are to begin planning the logistics of a renewed search for the remains of the missing Co Offaly woman Fiona Pender. The Irish Times understan(...)

New Garda vehicles are to be given priority. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The justice area is set to benefit from higher spending for the first time since 2008, with both capital and current budgets set for significant incre(...)

Fiona Pender was seven months pregnant when she went missing from her home in Tullamore, Co Offaly in 1996.

Gardaí are to begin digging at a new site in the midlands for the remains of Offaly woman Fiona Pender, who has been missing, presumed murdered, since(...)

Where CCTV is not relevant or available, and where foul play may be a factor in a serious incident, the entire oversight of the prison system is grounded in testing the written records generated all day every day by staff. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Last year, a man serving a lengthy prison sentence was found dead in his cell in a Dublin jail. Having long suffered from ill health, there was no sug(...)

Despite a wide range of concerns, Judge Reilly said the prison service generally was now being run with a “foresight and tenacity” that had reformed conditions in many ways. Photograph: David Sleator

Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly has expressed serious concern that records on the day-to-day running of jails were being falsified by pris(...)

Noirín O’Sullivan, interim Garda Commissioner. The new head of the Policing Authority will help choose the next commissioner. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The recruitment contest that will yield the first leader of the new Policing Authority has begun, with the successful candidate set for a key role in (...)

The Cab has said the practice of gang members applying for mortgages on property and other loans and then laundering the proceeds of their crimes by servicing the debt was becoming “increasingly prevalent”. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) is pursuing property owned by criminals that has fallen deep into negative equity as part of its campaign to block ne(...)